Sonification / Data Translation Patches anyone?

Aug 23, 2013 at 2:56am

Sonification / Data Translation Patches anyone?

Hi everybody,

I am looking into the different possibilities, platforms and software tools to turn data into meaningful sound representations.

To start it of, I want to build some typical proof of concept layouts: turning the graph of the temperatur in a climate chart into a tone that changes pitch – the hotter it was, the higher the pitch etc.

What I am looking for, is a Patch / Tool / PlugIn that can import data (.csv / copy paste) and map it to audio parameters like pitch (MIDI data) or pan, volume, filters (automation data – XML for example?).

So can anybody recommend anything? I am sure there must be patches around already!
And what platform would you recommend? (Max / Max4Live / PureData)?

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials are also welcome of course!

Thanks in advance!

Aug 23, 2013 at 12:28pm

try –
Csound has been used for sonification research.
SuperCollider also, but this is a MAX/MSP forum, so….

Try‎ or

from One page of a simple google search… hmmm…
I am bored, obviously, to be doing the search for you, ;-)….

Good luck.
Dr Baker

Aug 24, 2013 at 12:18am

There is an example in the max tutorials using a temperature graph…

Aug 24, 2013 at 2:03am
Aug 24, 2013 at 4:34am

mapping … [coll] or [table] … or an audio [buffer~] … and i would use just a simple .txt format for saving and reimporting.


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